Friday, September 28, 2018

War of the Worlds: Absolute War

Posted by Randi on Friday, September 28, 2018

What they want:
War of the Worlds: Absolute War is a collection of short stories expanding on H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds. Generally, we’re seeking to show the entire world’s response to the Invasion.

It’s possible to read The War of the Worlds and assign it to any number of dates within a nearly 30 year period. We’ll be working from the assumption that the Martian Invasion occurred in June, 1896. So far as fitting the novel into a real-world context, consider the narrator of The War of the Worlds to have been H.G. Wells himself, the narrator’s wife to be Amy Wells, and the narrator’s brother to be Frank Wells. The book detailing Wells’ perspective of events was subsequently released in 1898.
Deadline: January 20, 2019
Length: 4,000-20,000 words
Payment: Royalties
Submission Guidelines: http://18thwall.com/open-call-war-of-the-worlds-absolute-war